A severe snowstorm in Ontario and Quebec causes the closure of many schools in these provinces

Severe snowstorm

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Ottawa/cmedia: A severe snowstorm in Ontario and Quebec have caused schools in these provinces either to be closed or move to online learning today.

A winter storm warning in most of southern Quebec was issued by the Environment and Climate Change Canada on Jan 16.

Most schools on the island of Montreal will be closed today as the region expects to see 15 or more centimetres of snow.

A total of up to 25 centimetres of snow accompanied by Wind gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour are expected to fall in the Montreal area, St. Lawrence Valley and Outaouais region, and up to 35 centimetres in the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Mauricie, Québec City and Charlevoix regions.

An updated advisory was posted by Environment Canada at 7:45 am. ET on Monday forecasts total snowfall between 25 and 40 centimetres in Ontario with a winter storm warning in effect for Toronto, with a total snowfall of between 25 and 40 centimetres expected.

Both Toronto District School Board Toronto Catholic District School Board are reportedly moving to remote learning.